Many makers entered the foldables market so it finally feels like there are a lot of options available. Foldables are not cheap yet, we’re still some years away from that, but there is competition, which will help lower prices and polish the rough edges of early models.
Honor announced the beginning of the global rollout of the Magic Vs at the MWC, the Oppo Find N2 Flip went global in February, Tecno unveiled its first foldable, the Phantom V Fold, OnePlus confirmed that it’s working on a foldable, Realme is teasing its own project, Google will eventually stop delaying the release of the Pixel Fold and so on. Of course, there are the perpetual rumors of an Apple foldable too.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 • Tecno Phantom V Fold • Oppo Find N2 • Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Honor Magic Vs • Huawei Mate Xs 2 • vivo X Fold+
Even though Samsung still dominates the market, things are starting to change. There is competition even now and it will heat up significantly before 2023 ends.
Has any phone hit the right features at the right price to get you to try out the new form factor? And if you already bought a foldable, how did it go? Vote below or using this page.
In the previous poll we lumped all foldables together, but we suspect most of you are interested in only one form factor – horizontal or vertical? Most makers focused on the larger horizontal phones, the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, Honor Magic Vs, Oppo Find N2, Tecno Phantom V Fold, vivo X Fold+ and Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 (and Huawei’s phones too).
Flip foldables are still quite rare, though the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Motorola Razr 2022 are no longer alone. There’s the Find N2 Flip, plus vivo and OnePlus are allegedly working on vertical foldables alongside the horizontal ones. It’s not clear which way Realme will go, but Samsung will certainly release one of each.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 • Motorola Razr 2022 • Oppo Find N2 Flip • Huawei Pocket S
Note that Apple’s first foldable is said to be a tablet rather than a phone. That market is relatively unexplored, unless you count foldable laptops like the ThinkPad and Zenbook (but even then such devices are rare).
So, which form factor do you prefer? Assuming you gave a positive vote in the poll above, of course. Vote below or using this page.
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